With everything else that was going on in 4x05, I didn't really think about this moment until later.
That, in case you can't tell from my terrible gif, is Eddie. He's the first one to get to Buck when they find him trapped in the fire, the first one to grab for the rope and start helping him pull. Everyone else is a bare few seconds behind, and you see all of their hands grabbing the rope as their collective effort is strengthened. Then they all help Buck lift the extremely heavy thing off the trapped person in a beautiful collective moment.
The thing is, though, that purely on a procedural level Bobby should have been the first one to the rope. Unless someone else has special expertise in a particular situation he's usually at the head of the team when they go into a fire or a dangerous situation. Especially in a situation like this particular fire, where they could run into anything. Emotionally he'd also be at the head of the team, because he loves his dumbass son in his own Bobby way. By any normal way you would break down the situation, Bobby should have been the first grab.
But it was Eddie, lunging for the rope at some speed. And I can't help but think that he was probably right behind Bobby when they went in, ears and eyes straining for any sign of Buck. And it's not really obvious because of the music that overlays the scene, but Buck gives what looks like a great big yell of frustration and anguish before dropping his head in defeat. A yell that Eddie and the rest of the team heard.
They all clearly hurried. But Eddie must have BOOKED it to get ahead of Bobby the way he clearly did. To get to Buck just those few precious seconds faster.
So let me get this straight, no pun intended. We’ve now had TK (a canon gay character) think Buck was flirting with him, Josh (another openly gay character) imply that he almost thinks Maddie is trying to set him and Buck up (which no one denies being because Buck isn’t Bi), Buck mistake Maddie talking about Chimney because he was going on about how hot/cute Eddie is, The Christmas Elf think that Buck and Eddie were boyfriends, the Livechat of that one ep thinking Buck and Eddie were a cute couple, as well as the iconic lines “There’s no one I trust more with my Son” “You dont find love like that you make it” “You ready to go for the title?” “I’m not really a guest” AND the song choice ending with talking about coming home to you and then having Eddie show up at Buck’s door, and that’s not to mention all the coparenting Buck does or the flirty looks and cinematography that paints Buck and Eddie in a romantic light all the time, or the lawsuit fight being treated like a break up, or the way Buck looked like he might die when Eddie was buried underground or Hen’s “And Buck invites Eddie” line or so many more things. All of this and they expect us to think that Evan Buck Buckley is straight and not in love with interested Eddie Diaz?